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Description - The Bad Penny by Katie Flynn

One wild night in the '30s, midwife Patty Peel is called to attend a birth on the opposite side of Liverpool. She pedals off into the storm and delivers a baby girl in a filthy slum dwelling, just as the mother dies. The drunk and violent father tells Patty to get rid of it, so she takes the child away, meaning to deliver it to the nearest orphanage. But Patty had spent her entire childhood in an institution, except for the frequent occasions when she ran away, and cannot bear to hand the baby over. However, she has few friends and despises the men with whom she comes in contact, so how can she hope to bring up the child alone? She has no idea how the baby will affect the attitude of those around her...nor how her life will change as a result...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099436539
ISBN-10: 0099436531
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 110mm x 31mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Katie Flynn

Katie Flynn has lived for many years in the north-west. A compulsive writer, she started with short stories and articles and many of her early stories were broadcast on Radio Merseyside. She decided to write her Liverpool series after hearing the reminiscences of family members about life in the city in the early years of the twentieth century. She also writes as Judith Saxton. For the past few years, she has had to cope with ME but has continued to write.

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